80 Relationship Quotes to Live By

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Our lives are built around relationships. The ones we have with our friends, our children and our partners. Creating rewarding relationships that stand the test of time is both challenging and rewarding and a strong relationship can provide us with an unbridled sense of happiness
Here are some quotes about relationships that you’ll be able to relate to no matter what sort of relationship you re dealing with

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Quotes about Relationships

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. Rainer Maria Rilke

I like her because she smiles at me and means it. Tas Soft Wind

Just as a man is fulfilled through working out the intricate details of solving a problem, a woman is fulfilled through talking about the details of her problems. John Gray

The bonds that unite another person to our self exist only in our mind. Marcel Proust

Eighty percent of life’s satisfaction comes from meaningful relationships. Brian Tracy

Basically, the only thing we need is a hand that rests on our own, that wishes it well, that sometimes guides us. Hector Bianciotti

Science may have found a cure for most evils: but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings. Helen Keller

Before we can have a successful relationship with anyone, we first need a perfect personal relationship. Russ Von Hoelscher

Man is a knot into which relationships are tied. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We rarely confide in those who are better than we are. Albert Camus

Sticks and stones are hard on bones Aimed with angry art, Words can sting like anything But silence breaks the heart. Phyllis McGinley, “Ballade of Lost Objects,” 1954

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods. Wiston Auden

It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them. Anthony Storr

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together. Barbara De Angelis

When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself. Deepak Chopra

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. Frederick Buechner

Good company upon the road is the shortest cut. Unknown

A man in a relationship trades intimacy to get sex. A woman in a relationship trades sex to get intimacy. Old Proverb

Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859

In terms of the formation of long-term relationships, it’s far better to get false negatives than false positives. Eric Pepke

My girlfriend told me that she was seeing another man. I told her to rub her eyes. Emo Philips

A woman’s sense of self is defined through her feelings and the quality of her relationships. John Gray

A relationship is like a rose. How long it lasts, no one knows. Love can erase an awful past, love can be yours, you’ll see at last. To feel that love, it makes you sigh. To have it leave, you’d rather die. You hope you’ve found that special rose, cause you love and care for the one you choose. Cella

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement…all success… all achievement in real life grows. Ben Stein

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. Arthur Schopenhauer

A man’s sense of self is defined through his ability to achieve results. John Gray

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. Miles Franklin

Our greatest joy-and our greatest pain comes in our relationships with others. Stephen R. Covey

I like her because she smiles at me and means it. Anonymous

There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found While journeying east and west – The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us best. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship. Margaret Mead

Don’t rush into any kind of relationship. Work on yourself. Feel yourself, experience yourself and love yourself. Do this first and you will soon attract that special loving other. Russ Von Hoelscher

I felt it shelter to speak to you. Emily Dickinson

In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other. Ellerbee

Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something. They’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. Anthony Robbins

Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course. Helen Rowland

When the man is at home, his standing in society is well known and quietly taken; but when he is abroad, it is problematical, and is dependent on the success of his manners. Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a man loves a woman, periodically he needs to pull away before he can get closer. John Gray

If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

People change and forget to tell each other. Lillian Hellman

The difference between being in a relationship and being in prison is that in prisons they let you play softball on the weekends. Bobby Kelton

The fundamental glue that holds any relationship together is trust. Brian Tracy

Any relationship primarily built on physical attractiveness is predestined to be short lived. Zig Ziglar

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. From the movie Annie

I respect only those who resist me, but cannot tolerate them. Charles de Gaulle

Problems in relationship occur because each person is concentrating on what is missing in the other person. Wayne Dyer

I think a relationship is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. Woody Allen

The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. Stephen R. Covey

Little kindness and courtesies are so important. In relationships, the little things are the big things. Stephen R. Covey

Lust is easy. Love is hard. Like is most important. Carl Reiner

At bottom the world isn’t a joke. We only joke about it to avoid an issue with someone, to let someone know that we know he’s there with his questions; to disarm him by seeming to have heard and done justice to his side of the standing argument. Robert Frost

The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships. Anthony Robbins

True friends are those who, when you make a fool of yourself, don’t believe that this condition is permanent. Erwin T. Randall

Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you. Author Unknown

Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. Unknown

You can’t stop loving or wanting to love because when its right, it’s the best thing in the world. When you’re in a relationship and it’s good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete. Keith Sweat

To grow in our ability to love ourselves we need to receive love as well. John Gray

Guys are like dogs. They keep comin’ back. Ladies are like cats. Yell at a cat one time, they’re gone. Lenny Bruce

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. ‘Pooh!’ he whispered. ‘Yes, Piglet?’ ‘Nothing,’ said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. ‘I just wanted to be sure of you.’ A.A. Milne

I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you. Luigi Pirandello

Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same. Flavia Weedn

Relationships give us a reason to live. Revenge. Ronny Shakes

With three or more people there is something bold in the air: direct things get said which would frighten two people alone and conscious of each inch of their nearness to one another. To be three is to be in public – you feel safe. Elizabeth Bowen

When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom. John Gray

Present your family and friends with their eulogies now – they won’t be able to hear how much you love them and appreciate them from inside the coffin. Anonymous

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. Martin Luther

Sticks and stones are hard on bones Aimed with angry art, Words can sting like anything But silence breaks the heart. Suzanne Nichols

It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, bit it is the little differences that make them interesting. Ruthman

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers. Mary Tyler Moore

You meet someone and you’re sure you were lovers in a past life. After two weeks with them, you realize why you haven’t kept in touch for the last two thousand years. Al Cleathen

The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go. Friedrich Nietzsche

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships. Stephen R. Covey

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. Swedish Proverb

However good or bad you feel about your relationship, the person you are with at this moment is the right person, because he or she is the mirror of who you are inside. Deepak Chopra

Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. Leo Buscaglia

Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person. Brian Tracy

No road is long with good company. Turkish Proverb

Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you. Richard Bach

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. Henry Winkler

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